NEWCASTLE UNITED fans have turned Dortmund into a sea of black and white ahead of tonight’s crunch showdown.
And they will certainly have some serious backing as it appears half of Tyneside has travelled out to support them against the legendary Dortmund wall.
Hundreds of video clips have been shared of the Magpies out and about downing pints and getting in the party spirit.
Thousands of supporters descended on the town square at 1pm local time and were entertained by a local DJ – and he was only too happy to produce a number of hits for them to sing along with.
Fans both young and old were spotted bobbing up and down as some more familiar terrace anthems were sung as the carnival atmosphere continued.
However, it has not all been plain sailing for those abroad.
Another clip emerged of a Newcastle fan trying to climb up a pub wall last night – but he took an unfortunate tumble backwards, narrowly avoiding smashing through a table of beers.
With a trip to Paris Saint-Germain and a home game against seven-time European champions AC Milan to come, many believe today is a “must-win” for the Toon.
Most read in Champions League
However, boss Howe is undeterred about the task ahead going into the vital clash.
He said: “Every game is a must-win. The term is probably overused in football.
“We prepare to win every game. That’s what we will try and do.”
Howe is about to celebrate his two-year anniversary at the club, whom he took over when they were deep in a relegation battle.
And he hailed the incredible support he and his players are receiving, adding: “The whole feeling at the club gives us satisfaction.
“The relationships are strong. Most importantly, the relationship with the supporters is healthy and in a good place. It’s so strong for us at the moment.”